by JJ and Varun
We are excited to share that Tetrate is recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing. When we started Tetrate in 2018, we had the clear vision to productize and simplify application connectivity and security for cloud native apps and workloads. We were able to attract many talented engineers to lead, steer, and contribute to the Istio, Envoy, and Apache SkyWalking projects in open source. We had the right talent and technology ingredients to build a product that could comprehensively address application security, connectivity, observability, and reliability to enable uninterrupted end-user experience. We were all aligned on the product vision.
But from the beginning, we always knew that building a product for enterprise customers requires empathy. We partnered with our early customers to listen, learn, ideate, and iterate on product features and capabilities. We found that the real need was more than just a service mesh. The real need was to bridge legacy and modern, to pave a path to safely modernize. The real need was to bridge on-premises with on-cloud, to pave a path for seamless movement of workloads between them. The real need was to go beyond conventional perimeter security, to be able to secure all applications in a consistent way. These and many more learnings went into building Tetrate Service Bridge. That’s how it gets done at Tetrate, now and forever.
Jeff Bezos said it well,
“We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent.”
Gartner’s cool vendor recognition is an important milestone and a validation for Tetrate Service Bridge. It’s a milestone but not the destination. There is a lot to do and more to come. Thanks to Gartner for the recognition, and to our customers and partners. You can read the report to learn what Gartner has to say about Tetrate and our product. Our congratulations to the other companies and their products that were recognized as well!
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